TTM Coach Johnny Ferreira Explains Why He Allegedly Spat at Player

TTM Coach Johnny Ferreira Explains Why He Allegedly Spat at Player

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:30 PM
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  • Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila have been headline makers in the Motsepe Foundation Championship this season
  • The latest debacle involved coach Johnny Ferreira, who allegedly spat at a player
  • He was suspended for this action and has since come out with an unconvincing explanation

Johnny Ferreira is trying to redeem himself at the moment.

Last month, the Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila coach got himself into trouble in the most outrageous way.

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Suspended TTM coach Johnny Ferreira on Marawa Sports Worldwide. Image source: @947.
Source: Twitter

FARPost reported that Ferreira allegedly spat at one of his unnamed players, something he denied, but not satisfactorily when trying to explain himself.

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According to The Citizen, he said on Marawa Sports Worldwide:

“The club said that there was an altercation with the player and I spat at him, which is not the case at all. I would never do that to anyone. It sounds like there was a motivation for the club to get rid of me.
“I have taken stretching exercises with the players lying down doing the stretches. I throw the water in the sky and make it as if it is raining, which is usually well received by the players and they laugh."

Ferreira added that he had never been an instigator of a racist incident, pouring more fuel to a dying fire by saying that the club was "driving this narrative".

Team manager threatens witchcraft

Tshakhuma has also been in the headlines for other absurdities.

Sports Brief reported in February, team manager Mukomafhedzi Lavhaselani was found guilty of a rather unusual offence. He was punished with a hefty fine and a three-match suspension for his behaviour in a controversial Motsepe Foundation Championship derby match against Venda Football Academy last month.

According to the Sunday World, Lavhaselani threatened referee Xolela Sitole and assistants Athuxolo Madela and Tumi Mohlala with bewitchment. This involved taking the soil they were standing on to start with the curse.

Assistant coach allegedly kidnaps player

As if this was not enough for the Giyani-based team, assistant manager Lucky Nelukau got on the wrong side of the law.

The flamboyant TTM assistant coach was arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at and assaulting an individual believed to be a player at the club, Bono 'Lovers' Mudau.

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